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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Guitartistry

I've just had a friend phone to ask for suggestions on inspiring guitar music for her nephew who is starting to get into playing. Jerry is a given, and I've also offered to burn some Steve Kimock and Derek Trucks, maybe Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring with Phil and Friends too. For readily available commercial releases I've suggested Leo Kottke, Richard Thompson, Eric Clapton and Ry Cooder.

Any of you good people got any more suggestions? Thank you!

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Poster: jerkwaterdan Date: Dec 8, 2007 12:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

I'm surprised no one has suggested Carlos Santana.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Jorma K
He's got some online instructional stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67ucZ3MxXDY

This never gets old
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkalSVhGCz0


Johnny Winter

This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2007-12-07 17:46:58

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Poster: snori Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Roy Buchanan.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Dec 7, 2007 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Of 100s of inspirational guitarists, John Fahey comes immediately to my mind.

This is The Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Philip Xiv Of Spain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs4a-spzXhE

This post was modified by Jerrob Hungar on 2007-12-07 19:26:04

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

It's time to dig out Fahey's Christmas album again!

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Dec 7, 2007 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

It doesn`t get much better than these guys -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB0cWEOI84A
"Friday Night In San Fransisco" is the album.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 7, 2007 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Damn - its so long since I listened to that album I'd almost forgotten I had it. Great pick - thank you.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Dec 7, 2007 1:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Everybody that picks up a guitar will eventually play Smoke on the Water.
All the guitarists that have been thrown out are master players. It may be a little over whelming to a beginner.
I would say AC/DC. It's mostly three chord tunes that are rockin' and fun to play. It also helps with rhythm and timekeeping. Metallica's first album is also pretty basic guitar playing.
But all that depends upon what the kid likes to listen to. It's important to keep it fun.

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Poster: patourkid Date: Dec 7, 2007 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

http://www.jdarks.com/

Lots of cool dead inspired tabs and inst. videos.

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Dec 7, 2007 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

That's a great site. To me one of the best things about the web is stuff like that. When I was a kid I had to wait for guitar magazines every month and hope they had what I wanted to play in them. Now you can get just about any piece of music you could ever want to learn to play.
I'm going to have to bookmark that link.

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Poster: patourkid Date: Dec 7, 2007 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Most of his vids are top notch and his tabs sound good when played. I have learned a lot of cool stuff from him.

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Poster: blacklakelight Date: Dec 7, 2007 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry


Tom Verlaine (with Television, esp. "Marquee Moon" album, or solo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtZYdVNflsA (should be able to find more)

Sir Richard Bishop ("Polytheistic Fragments" to start with, then maybe "While My Guitar Violently Bleeds") Really.
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/reviews/article/48119/sir-richard-bishop-polytheistic-fragments
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBCkTo9dVY8

Billy Zoom, X, can teach the lad much about shining in the context of a r'n'r band, it that's his thing. Search youtube so he can watch that cool cat shred and never break a sweat.
Listen to the song "The Have Nots," listen to the solo, repeat.

Iommi was the riff king, if that's his thing.

I like Jimmy Page, many are down on him these days, "sloppy this" and "sprawling that," but I'll take that slop and sprawl over, say, Clapton's slow (to me, tedious) precision any day. Electric spider webs, Jimmy spins.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 7, 2007 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

VERLAINE - nice. Marquee Moon still in regular rotation. Saw him in Patti Smith's band in her first tour back after Fred "Sonic" Smith's death. Very tasty.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 7, 2007 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Wonderful suggestions. Sir Richard Bishop is new to me and I thank you very much for the introduction - I'll be investigating further. The Tom Verlaine suggestion has me slapping my head for not having thought of it myself. Marquee Moon is one of my absolute essential recordings - there are few things finer or more exhilarating.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Django Rheinhardt (not sure of spelling - for a different flavor but could scare kid off)

How about any of the jazz greats - like a Wes Montgomery?

If you want singer songwriter types, you know you can't go wrong with RT.

What age kid? Do you know what he is into?

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Django escaped german occupied europe because a nazi officer was a big fan and let him leave. Interesting story on a documentary about him and his gypsy music.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 7, 2007 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

The documentary is called Djangomania! It is really, really good.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Dec 7, 2007 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

I think a little Gilmour couldn't hurt. Not the most technically flashy of the big guns, but talk about playing conveying emotion? Don't get much better. Carlos fits in that category as well.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Dec 7, 2007 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitartistry

Buckethead